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Root River Report
The following information is the latest fishing
information for the Root River in Racine. We will post
new information to this site every TUESDAY at 4:00
pm from September through December and from March through
May. We will also update the number of fish processed at
the Root River Steelhead Facility to give you the exact
number of fish passed upstream. Depending on water
conditions and number of fish in the weir, fish are
usually processed on Mondays and Thursdays.
In addition, you can call our Lake Michigan Fishing Hotline at (414) 382-7920 to hear the latest fishing information for Lake Michigan and its tributaries or check out our Lake Michigan Outdoor Report
Root River Steelhead Facility
Lake Michigan trout and salmon don't successfully reproduce in Wisconsin streams, so DNR gives Mother Nature a hand. Watch fisheries crews collect eggs and milt from spawning fish to create the next generation of steelhead to challenge anglers on the big pond.
Root River Fishing Report for October 12, 2015
Fishing pressure on the Root was low due to very low flow in the river. The flow reached a low of 10 cubic feet per second on Sunday.
For up to date river conditions, check out the USGS web site of stream flow conditions in Wisconsin.
- Above the weir: Since the weir passed fish on Saturday, anglers have been reporting catches of chinook at quarry park and just below the Horlick dam. Water temperature remains in the mid to low 50's.
- Below the weir: The anglers that had success were targeting deeper holes near island park and the Washington park golf course. The catch consisted mainly of chinook with an occasional coho salmon. All fish were caught using fly fishing gear.
Root River Steelhead Facility Report
|DATE: October 12 2015||RIVER TEMP: 53|
|Rainbow Trout||Chinook Salmon||Coho Salmon||Brown Trout|
|Taken to Hatchery|
|Spawned at Facility||